Dayo Animashaun is a Nigerian comic book artist who has been drawing comics for over 10 years. His credits include work he’s done for Litramed, Panaramic comics and ComicBandit Press. Yes, as it so happens Dayo is the artist behind the Versus comic series which is published by ComicBandit Press and was created by “Me” (Adeniyi Adeniji). I had considered leaving Dayo off this list. There are some people who might consider his inclusion to be a little biased on my part, but eventually I felt it made no sense to keep him out of the rankings. Dayo is a freelance Artist (and considering the rather large number of comic book pages he’s drawn) it seemed a little unfair not to give him his due. Especially seeing as he more than meets every criteria for selection in the rankings.
Versus was a project that started a very, very long time ago and since then the Versus comic series has been a roller coaster ride which finally culminated in Dayo knocking out just over 700 pages of comic book art with 25 comic issues in all. It would be almost impossible to find an artist in Nigeria who could lay claim to have drawn as many pages of a single comic title in this country.
It is also worth noting that the true strength of Dayo’s artwork is his remarkable attention to detail and his sometimes understated storytelling ability which is what makes his work standout from the rest.
Let’s check out some of his art shall we: